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Answering Google's most asked questions about Apple

One of the first places people go with their questions is Google, and as always, Apple is a hot topic. Brace yourselves: It's time to answer Google's most popular questions about Apple and its various products. Why is Apple called Apple?...

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I'd die without my phone: 5 people whose lives were saved by iPhones

We've all heard someone say "I'd die without my phone." 99 percent of the time what the person means is "Candy Crush and texting is the only thing that gets me through the day", but what about the other 1 percent. No, not the foes of the Occupy...

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Fluxmob BOLT: USB iPhone charger and battery pack in the same tiny package

It's always great to see Kickstarter projects that have made it past funding and into manufacturing, and today's example is no exception. Fluxmob's BOLT is a USB iPhone charger and a battery pack in one small package, and today I'm going to take a...

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Lepow ADD Power Bank: A pleasant surprise in a mundane product category

I'll be the first to admit that extended battery packs aren't exactly the most exciting accessory to write or read about. But every once in a while some manufacturer comes out with a product that's so different that you just have to say "wow!"...

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Ever wonder what would happen if you microwaved your iPhone?

There are a lot of ways to destroy an iPhone by accident: Dropping it on a hard surface from a good distance, letting it slip out of your breast pocket and into the toilet, or forgetting it on the roof of your car are all fine choices. But nobody...

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These hideously ugly, radiation-blocking jeans are apparently great for your iPhone

You know what they say about functionality: "It's always better to look like a fool than have a few specks of dust on your iPhone." Wait, nobody ever said that? What you see above are a pair of WTFJeans, which are designed specifically for iPhone...

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So THAT'S what the inside of an iPhone looks like

No word on how this unfortunate iPhone 2G met its demise, but the damage it pretty remarkable and certainly points to something more than a simple drop. I like to imagine it died while being shot out of a cannon from the summit of K2. [Photo...

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Apple engineer Greg Christie talks about designing the iPhone for "normal people"

When Steve Jobs first unveiled the iPhone, he took some time to highlight what was then the current state of the smartphone market. In short, Jobs said that phones at the time were either easy to use and not very powerful, or were powerful but...

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Internal Apple slide: "Consumers want what we don't have"

Re/Code was recently able to obtain a few slides from an April 2013 Apple presentation that Samsung presented into evidence last week. The slides show that Apple's sales team was well aware that smartphone growth had begun trending towards cheaper...

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A roundup of recent hardware reviews on TUAW

Last week, we reviewed a variety of hardware and accessories that'll complement your favorite iOS or OS X devices. Here's a quick roundup of recent hardware reviews that you may have missed: Fujitsu shows ScanSnap SV600 Contactless Scanner at...

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"Stunning" maps show that mobile Twitter usage in big cities primarily comes from iPhones

Patently Apple shared the above map this week that shows Twitter usage in New York and New Jersey broken down by smartphone device. The photo above clearly shows that the iPhone is the smartphone of choice in Manhattan, though there remains a small...

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Internal email shows Apple was worried about maintaining iPhone growth in face of cheaper and larger screened alternatives

Phil Schiller wrapped up his testimony today, but not before Samsung attorneys showed the jury an internal Apple email which shows that the company was keenly aware that maintaining iPhone growth going forward was fraught with...

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Tappd: Making app discovery social

One of the joys of attending Macworld/iWorld is talking to new developers and discovering apps that you know are going to be "keepers." That's the story for me and Tappd (free) from Australian development shop Burst2Life. So, how does this iPhone...

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This iPhone 6 rumor is a special kind of stupid

Apple rumors usually fall into one of three categories: Believable, unbelievable, and ridiculous. A recent claim from International Business Times is making a strong case for a fourth, even less plausible designation. According to the IBT, Apple's...

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An iPhone cover that looks like an iPhone

Just in case you want everyone to know that beneath your smartphone sleeve is indeed an iPhone, you can just make it look like an iPhone. Mind = blown. [Photo credit: Aaron Stroot]...

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The New York Times releases NYTNow, a curated news app for iPhone

Today marks the launch of NYTNow, an app with Flipboard-like features aimed at a mobile audience. The app is free, but only only allows viewing of 10 stories a month. To get more, you need to add a US$8.00 a month subscription that is available as an...

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